Lodging Together in our martial arts perspective is by interactive conversation in shared discussions, that sometimes turns into teaching moments in gaining knowledge or simply transactions and perspectives (yomi) from each other. Shinobu is to endure or suffer in order to meet an ending. There is not enough of participants mentioning their goals and objectives to advance in karate and what they are doing about it. Simply confiding in their sensei is a cop out where a bonifide plan is expect as a reply. It leads to evade the reply and is a little provocative from my perspective as a senior sensei.The next few paragraphs are meant for replies that will not be taken personal, but in light of education in the martial arts. The harmony of our conversations have been good and pretty respectful although a bit witty and sometimes a bit immature in the spirit of youth and in having fun. In this Black Belt Wiki Community, it's pretty clean language from what I've witnessed and compared as feedback from other blogs in announcing much credit to the Black Belt Wiki Community management. The quality of subjects could stand some more references for much rhetoric sounds more like a rhapsody. Because most of the same folks participate in conversations, I think there are more folks out there that can contribute, but they feel insecure in a hide-a-way venue and they just read whats going on. I feel there should be more variety of personnel in participation to spice-up the conversations and add some different perspectives. There are those who care for advising others and thats great; but it must to told that misrepresentation of myths are plentyful without foundation, where simple rhetoric is stated as fact and that doesn't surmise. A lot of karate comparisons to MMA, UFC, and others, which has created a lot of good traffic amoung us for there is much pro and con in the subject matter. We all show courage in our side of the topic and that's a mature thing and reference material recorded to show it's foundation, and that's great, and it's urged to be continued for it keeps the peace among us all. In my later years, I discovered that writing in this Wiki Community has brought me much personal relief in sharing via the internet, otherwise, the impatience of healing a bad groin injury would come to a depressive state needing professional help to conquer the mental negatives within me! Sharing my injury with others could provide a way to handle this kind of injury to help others should they incur such a challenging experience physically and mentally. I would like to see more women participate, for there perspectives do bring out the light in others.
As a seasoned Japanese sensei, I see a lot of good potential and dedication in our fellow karate-ka and other martial artists, for this old-timer enjoys the breadth of MA insights and the growth of the participants in knowledge and dedication of their respective styles ! I will remain available to continue our discussions via your perkey feedback. Sayonara !